NO WAX USED ON CHALK PAINT - pure white kitchen cabinet

I'm happy to finally 2 years, 
share with you our beautiful
white storage cabinet that sits
in the corner of our kitchen. I
never waxed it after painting it
with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
in Pure white.

Let's start with the before ....
Below are the old photos of how the cabinet looked when I got it and the photos of the make over process. It is a solid pine cabinet that was left on the side of the road in a heap of parts. It had been painted white and stamped with giant pink roses.


All I can say is that I applaud everyone for their
attempts at DIY, enough said!


The backer board for the bottom section was replaced.

I lining the upper portion of the cabinet with a blue floral
 wallpaper. I had to used wallpaper paste (bucket above top
 right) because this paper was not pre-pasted.
SOURCE: wallpaper paste - Home Depot


After the inside was all lined, I sanded, painted, then
 distressed the outside. I also painted some big ring pulls
and mounted them side ways on the doors.

Some of the GIANT PINK ROSES were thick and had some texture I did not want so I sanded them smooth.



In the end I needed a storage cabinet more than a display
 cabinet so I went one step farther and applied some
 white Anaglypta wallpaper over the glass to hide what is
 stored inside. The Anaglypta was adhered to the front of the
 glass with double sided tape that can easily be removed in 
the future if need be.

I found a galvanized metal box with rope handles for the top
 that stores my extra rolls of paper towel. The three city
 names are actually punched out of the metal.

When I brush painted this cabinet 2 yrs ago with chalk paint I
never waxed it. This is the only piece I have not waxed to date
 and did it to see how it would hold up.

I am seriously impressed with how durable the paint is 
without wax. Before I took these new photos I used a kitchen
 sponge and wipe away a few scuff marks.
Here is a close up of the finish today ...

Unsealed chalk paint will absorb oils but this
cabinet doesn't get exposed to any.


if we have any shabby chic white hardware for your next project.



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